Kenya Morans receive Wamukota boost
Kenya’s star forward first of foreign legion to sign up with Morans at Nyayo for Afrobasket qualifiers
Centre Bush Wamukota has actually lastly linked with the Kenya national basketball team, Morans ahead of the final round of Afrobasket Group B qualifiers set for Yaounde, Cameroon next month.
Kenya is presently positioned 3rd in the group that has leaders Senegal, Angola and Mozambique.
The three top teams in the group will receive continental finals that will be hosted by Rwanda in August.
Wamukota, who plies his trade with Patriots of Rwanda where he recently extended his agreement by 2 years, will be a valuable addition to the Moran’s team after missing out on round among the qualifiers that were kept in Kigali last November.
The seven-foot star centre stopped working to travel to Kigali on the eve of the vital qualifiers on suspicion he was Covid-19 positive. He had earlier participated in an invitational tournament in DRC Congo with TP Mazembe basketball team.
According to KBF chairman Paul Otula, other expert players are expected to begin trickling in from Monday beginning with US-based Ronnie Gundo.
Preston Bungei and Taylor Okari, who are both based in Denmark and presently on club task, will confirm their arrival dates later.
Bungei, who did not get involved in the Kigali qualifiers as he had not been cleared by Fiba to represent Kenya, has actually now received the thumbs up to bet the Morans.
” I want to say that, as a federation, we enjoy that Wamukota, who was considerably missed during window one in Rwanda is currently with us while Demond Owili who missed our last match against Mozambique due to an injury he chose during our game against Angola has actually completely recuperated, thanks to the excellent work by team physiotherapist Erastus Wainaina,” Otula stated.
Wamukota, who is the kid of Webuye West Member of Parliament Dan Wanyama a former elite beach ball gamer, is expected to team up with evergreen Ariel Okal, Gundo, Owili for a strong front court.
Otula stated he was likewise confident that Portugal-based forward Nelson Ododa will be readily available for this do-or-die qualifiers where Kenya requires to register simply one win for a very first appearance at the Afrobasket finals in over 27 years.
Those who have actually been training at the Nyayo National Stadium Indoor Arena under assistant coach Sadat Gaya consist of captain Griffin Ligare, Eric Mutoro, Victor Bosire, Faheem Juma, Desmond Owili, Valentine Nyakinda and Okal.